New editor for Portsmouth News

Swindon Advertiser editor Mark Waldron has been named editor of the Portsmouth News nearly eight months after his predecessor Mike Gilson left to edit The Scotsman.

In 2004, Waldron was named editor of the Swindon Evening Advertiser and led a number of campaigns at the paper. These included Swindon and Proud of It, which aimed to boost the reputation of the Wiltshire town, and the Prospect@Home campaign to raise money for a local hospice.

During Waldron’s editorship of the Advertiser, the ‘Evening’was dropped from the masthead after the paper was made available throughout the day.

The paper’s ‘late’midday edition was previously reintroduced while the early edition was brought to a 4.30am print slot so it was available first thing in the morning. He also relaunched the paper to include daily feature content.

Prior to joining the Advertiser, Waldron started his career on the Aldershot News in 1987 before moving to the Hull Daily Mail. In 2002, he joined the South Wales Echo as deputy editor before later becoming editor.

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